Netanyahu Backs India's Right To Hit Terror Hideouts Across LoC

Netanyahu Backs India's Right To Hit Terror Hideouts Across LoC

Netanyahu backs India's right to hit terror hideouts across LoC

Israel and India "have some understanding" should India decide to unilaterally carry out combative action across the LoC against UN-designated terrorists: Netanyahu. "We (Israel) are not enemies of Pakistan and Pakistan should not be our enemy either"

Israel now viewed by most Arab

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How serious a threat are Steph Curry's ankle injuries to his career?

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How serious a threat are Steph Curry's ankle injuries to his career?

The Warriors are looking as strong as ever this season but there is real concern about the long-term health of one of the NBA’s finest players

Call it a tweak or a slip or a mild sprain. But really, call it like it is, time to worry. When Steph Curry folded his ankle against the Pelicans on 4 December, there was concern. Barely a month later, after

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A bug is messing up the keyboard for some Messenger users on iPhones

A bug is messing up the keyboard for some Messenger users on iPhones

If you’re having issues with Facebook Messenger on your iPhone right now, you’re not alone.

An annoying bug is affecting typing inside the app. Some users on iOS devices are finding that the app is freezing after they type a couple of words in a chat bubble, but other apps are working fine. The glitch obviously makes having conversations through

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Tom Brady limited in practice with hand injury ahead of AFC title game

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Tom Brady limited in practice with hand injury ahead of AFC title game
  • Brady missed news conference to meet with medical staff
  • Brian Hoyer is only other quarterback on Patriots roster
  • New England play Jacksonville on Sunday for a place in the Super Bowl

The New England Patriots say Tom Brady did not attend a scheduled news conference on Wednesday because he was meeting with the team medical staff for a right hand injury.

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'Aadhaar is an electronic leash'

With Aadhaar receiving flak from all corners including whistleblower Edward Snowden, the Supreme Court on Wednesday was reminded about its questionable nature.

Terming Aadhaar as an 'electronic leash', the apex court was told every Indian was bound to the unique identity system and reduced individuals to nothing more than a number.

Headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, the court bench was told the Centre has started a barely-understood system of identification that seeks to restrict every Indian by putting them on an 'electronic leash'.

The bench also comprised Justice AK Sikri, Justice AK Khanwilkar, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Ashok Bhushan.

Advocate Shyam Divan told the constitution bench this as it commenced hearing a battalion of pleas that challenged the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. The petitions claimed that Aadhaar is a violation of the right to privacy.

Divan said that if the Act was allowed to continue unrestrained, it would "hollow out the Constitution, particularly the great rights and liberties it assures to citizens.

that is designed to track transactions across the life of the citizen". He said that "A People's Constitution will transform into a State Constitution.

Divan brushed aside the Centre's stand that challenging Aadhaar was elitist. He said the question was whether the Constitution allowed the state to embrace Aadhaar or reject this "giant electronic mesh.

He referred to a judgment of the nine-judge constitution bench which had upheld the right to privacy and said challenging Aadhaar was not elitist.

In addition to other questions, the bench asked Divan if the State could not compel the citizens to part with their biometric profile in larger public interest. It said the State could ask for the biometric identification of teachers and students in order to help facilitate the right to education or for the mid-day meal scheme for which hundreds of crores of rupees are spent.

Certainly not".

the matter will continue on Thursday.

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Whisky and waders as fishermen welcome salmon season in Scotland

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On the banks of the River Tay in the Scottish highlands, a parade of pipers and a whisky-based blessing helped mark the start of the country's salmon fishing season on Monday.

The village of Kenmore has been the traditional starting place for the Scottish salmon fishing for over 70 years, with the Tay being the first of the scores of river systems on which the season takes place.

Monday's event saw dozens of anglers, many sipping glasses of whisky, cast lines in a bid to bag a big fish but, as of late in the afternoon, one participant said that he had seen only one salmon actually caught by anyone - a fact that neither surprised nor bothered him.

It's kinda the highlight of the season. You know you're coming here not really to catch any fish. At the end of the day you're coming to savour the atmosphere," fisherman Leigh Kelly, 36, told Reuters.

If you’re gonna catch a few fish, you need to be nearer the sea to get at any, you know? The estuary here is right at the top of the river, so that’s difficult. But it's good to be on the bank.

The event kicked off with a parade by the Vale of Atholl pipe band, who marched the anglers to the river, which was then blessed with the contents of a quaich - a traditional drinking vessel - of whisky being thrown into the river.

The salmon season on the Tay runs from Jan. 15 to Oct. 15. On other Scottish rivers it runs as late as Nov. 30.

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